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How to search PubMed

About PubMed

PubMed is a free search engine primarily accessing the MEDLINE database. It provides access to over 30 million citations for biomedical literature from life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations often include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. It's an indispensable tool facilitating the discovery of up-to-date research articles, clinical trials, reviews, and guidelines. 

It's considered one of the primary databases for these programs:

Accessing PubMed for free

You can access PubMed for free by going direct to:

This often does not give you access to the full-text of an article.

Accessing PubMed for UM students, staff & faculty

For University of Manitoba students, staff and faculty, accessing PubMed from the UM Libraries connects you to the UM Libraries full-text materials.

To access PubMed from the UM Libraries:

  1. Go to the main UM Libraries home page.
  2. Click Databases A-Z.
  3. Click "P" from the alphabet list.
  4. Scroll down until you see PubMed and click on the link.
  5. If you are accessing PubMed from home, you will be asked to login with your UMNetID and password. These are the same credentials you use to access your UM email account.

On the How to search PubMed library guide, click on the Access PubMed link on the left-hand side of this guide.